Friday, October 27, 2023

pirate hook

1 1/2 oz Mount Gay XO Rum (2 oz R.L. Seale 10 Year)
1/4 oz Punt e Mes (1/3 oz)
1/4 oz Strega (1/3 oz)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe, float 1/4 oz Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey (1/3 oz), and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
Two Fridays ago, I spotted the Pirate Hook in an online set of flashcards, and I tracked down the recipe to Gaz Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails 2015. Gaz described how the recipe was created by Justin Southam at Reviver in New Southwales, Australia, and how Justin was inspired by the Meat Hook and the Vieux Carré. Once prepared, the Pirate Hook sailed to the nose with orange oils over rye whiskey aromas. Next, caramel and grape notes on the sip were attacked by a swallow of rum, herbal, and spice flavors.

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